Sunday, March 18, 2007


I’m rather taken with my new French-English dictionary of slang. I've spent a wonderful evening looking through it and sniggering to myself. A few of my favourites include…

Creampuff – dégonflé(e)

Sperm – camelote, purée, jus de cyclope (ha !)

Female privates – abricot, cicatrice, mimi

Testicles – balustrines, bonbons, olives

That’s a bit naff – c’est plutôt bidon

Scuzzbag – salaud

To stink – cocoter

To have a bun in the oven - avoir un polichinelle dans le tiroir

This dictionary is going to be very useful, I can tell.


Dclg said...

Other for testicles :
- les joyeuses - les bijoux de famille - les burnes - les graines - les coucougnettes - les valseuses - les parties - les rognons - les couilles - les noisettes - les roupettes - les roustons - les roubignolles - les glaoui - les gonades - les bourses - les échalottes - les prunes - les boules - les noix - les balloches - les cacahuètes ...

Princesse Ecossaise said...

=o) thanks!

Had a good laugh at - les prunes and les cacahuetes!! How very...descriptive!

It's funny, the rude words are always the ones I remember best.

Dclg said...

Other for : To stink
Schlinguer - Boucaner- Gogner - Cognotter - Fouetter - Renifler - Repousser de la cornemuse ... :-)

Princesse Ecossaise said...

ouh là!!

'repousser de la cornemuse'?!

Should I take it as an insult to the Scottish or does it literally mean 'to be rejected by a cornmuse'?

Dclg said...

not an insult - i dont think that.
Cornemuse is a beautiful and strange word for french. Also uses in : "s'en jeter un dans la cornemuse" - "se rincer la cornemuse" - " se faire souffler dans la cornemuse"

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Now, I have been through my dictionary and I can't for the life of me figure out what these phrases mean!

Are they french expressions? Do you have an english translation to help me?

Je souhaite que je pourrais jouer la cornmuse

ColbyPants said...

"That’s a bit naff" ??

forgive my limited American English vocabulary, but what does "naff" mean?

Princesse Ecossaise said...

hmmm 'naff' I think would translate to something like 'garbage'. Nothing exciting.


ColbyPants said...

cool I get it now. . . by the way thanks for the blogroll add ;)

Princesse Ecossaise said...

No problem ^_^

What's a blogroll? lol

ColbyPants said...
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ColbyPants said...

Blogroll = the list on the right side of your page where you link to all the blogs you like ;)

I just learned the term the other day, so I was trying to act smart, lol


Princesse Ecossaise said...

Aha!! Well you impressed me with your cleverness!